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Summit: Mountaineer and Photographer: The Years 1879-1909

Sella, Vittorio

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ISBN 10: 0893818089 / ISBN 13: 9780893818081
Published by Aperture, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Black cloth boards. Binding is tight and square. Front end paper has a bookplate with name blacked out. Pages are clean and unmarked. Dust Jacket has minor shelf wear on bottom edge, is now in a brodart cover and is not price clipped. Ex-library with usual markings. Bookseller Inventory # 01389

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Title: Summit: Mountaineer and Photographer: The ...

Publisher: Aperture

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Weighted with heavy, nineteenth-century camera equipment, Vittorio Sella climbed some of the world's most mysterious, perilous peaks and photographed them, many for the first time. His strikingly elegant photographs, which in Ansel Adams's words, "revealed [the mountains] in all their sheer majesty," offer groundbreaking scientific and documentary information as well. Climbers today still use Sella's pictures to map out routes and to better comprehend their challenges and the magnificence to come.

Through Sella's images, we can witness the grandeur of the world's greatest peaks; the Russian Caucasus, the Saint Elias Range in Alaska, Mount Ruwenzori in Africa, the Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas. His photographic documentation of these peaks had no precedents and has few, if any, equals.

Greg Child is a mountaineer and author of Thin Air (Dell, 1993). Wendy Watson is curator of exhibitions at Mount Holyoke College. Paul Kallmes, a renowned member of the American Alpine Club, has worked closely with the Fondazione Sella for several years.

Published in association with Fondazione Sella and the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.

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Greg Child is a world-famous mountaineer and author of Thin Air. Wendy Watson is curator of exhibitions at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. Paul Kallmes, a renowned climber, has worked closely with the Fondazione Sella for several years.

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